Documentary on Michelle Obama's book tour to release on Netflix
Directed by Nadia Hallgren, the film is titled Becoming
After their Oscar win for American Factory, Barack and Michelle Obama are back with another documentary. Titled Becoming, it gives an intimate, behind-the-scenes look on the former First Lady's book tour.
The documentary is titled after her memoir which was published in 2018. It offers an up-close look at Michelle Obama's life, taking viewers behind-the-scenes as she goes on a 34-city tour to promote her book, reports variety.com.
Along with the announcement, Michelle Obama shared a note expressing hope that the Netflix film will offer viewers "joy and a bit of respite" during our collective "struggle to weather this pandemic."
"I'm excited to let you know that on May 6, Netflix will release Becoming, a documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren that looks at my life and the experiences I had while touring following the release of my memoir. Those months I spent traveling — meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe — drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can't be messed with. In groups large and small, young and old, unique and united, we came together and shared stories, filling those spaces with our joys, worries, and dreams. We processed the past and imagined a better future. In talking about the idea of ‘becoming,' many of us dared to say our hopes out loud," she said in the note.
The documentary will premiere on Netflix on May 6. It hails from the Obamas' exclusive development pact with the streaming giant via their Higher Ground Productions banner, which they launched last year.
Documentarian Nadia Hallgren directed the film, with Katy Chevigny, Marilyn Ness and Lauren Cioffi on board as producers.